Say so long to 2014 with 13 tribute bands at the Fremont Street Experience

Say so long to 2014 with 13 tribute bands at the Fremont Street Experience
The Fremont Street Experience on New Year's Eve. (Fremont Street Experience)

Stay protected from the potential snow expected in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve under the shelter of the Fremont Street Experience and its cavalcade of tribute bands. TributePalooza rolls out starting at 5:30 p.m. and keeps on rocking until 3:30 a.m. to welcome in 2015.

These bands cover the gamut, with bands dedicated to Queen, Duran Duran, The Doobie Brothers, Pat Benatar and more. Fan Halen (

Van Halen

), Queen Nation (Queen), Led Zepagain (Led Zeppelin), Rio (Duran Duran), Generation Idol (Billy Idol), No Duh (No Doubt), Red Not Chili Peppers (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Doobies Inc. (The Doobie Brothers), Jumping Jack Flash (Rolling Stones), Aeromyth (Aerosmith), Crimes of Passion (Pat Benatar), Don’t Look Back (Boston) and Bonfire (AC/DC) are all expected to roll in the new year.

Need to pre-game? Head over to the Fremont Street Experience tonight starting at 5 p.m. when six tribute bands play. The headliner event is Dec. 31, with all 13 bands featured. Then seven bands will continue the five-day party on Jan. 1-3. The concerts will begin at 5:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and at 5 p.m. on the other nights.

The Viva Vision screen above the Fremont Street Experience counts down to midnight on New Year’s Eve with Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman leading the way. Immediately following, the Fireworks by Grucci produced show synchronized with virtual fireworks on Viva Vision as part of the citywide celebration, “America’s Party: Las Vegas New Year’s 2015.”

Admission to Downtown Countdown is $40 per person and can be purchased

, in-person at any of the Fremont Street Experience member hotel-casinos, or at the event gates on Dec. 31. New Year’s Eve is the only night of the year when Fremont Street Experience has paid, ticketed admission. New Year’s Eve admission is restricted to persons 21 and over.